Lev 11:3 - Divide the hoof / Chew the cud
What in the world does this mean and why would the Israelites be allowed to eat animals that chewed the cud AND had a divided hoof? I can't answer that, but Matthew Henry postulates the below:
"Some observe a significancy in the rule here laid down for them to distinguish by, or at least think it may be alluded to. Meditation, and other acts of devotion done by the hidden man of the heart, may be signified by the chewing of the cud, digesting our spiritual food; justice and mercy towards men may be signified by thedividing of the hoof."
There you have it! Meditation in the heart and living by Justice & Mercy in your life!
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